Wind River

Crime | Drama | Suspense | Fiction

This motion picture had a limited release in 2017 but is well regarded. It portrays how an FBI Special Agent can work with other law enforcement agencies on resolving a crime in a remote location of the Western United States, and thus differs from most television shows and movies about the FBI that take often place in urban or suburban locations.

During a snowy winter on the huge Wind River Indian Reservation near Lander, Wyoming that is shared by the Native American Indian Northern Arapaho and Shoshone Tribes, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Officer (Jeremy Renner) discovers the frozen body of an 18-year-old woman from the Northern Arapaho Tribe. The condition of the body in a snow-covered field indicates a possible homicide, which requires the FBI to be contacted. Weather conditions are brutal and the closest FBI Special Agent who can reach the crime scene is a young female Special Agent (Elizabeth Olsen) who is in the region on a training exercise. The two join forces with the Tribal Police Chief to investigate just what took place.

This motion picture was filmed in Wyoming and in Utah.

A sequel, Wind River: The Next Chapter, has been filmed but has not yet been released. It is not expected to contain performances by Renner or Olsen.


Taylor Sheridan

Release Year


Production Studio

Acacia Filmed Entertainment
Savvy Media Holdings
The Fyzz Facility


1h 47min

Ways to Watch


Ways to Watch

Apple TV+